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Congratulations to NCSU junior @Matthew Klassa for being named as the 2020 recipient of the William L. Cullison Scholarship, TAPPI’s top scholarship. He is a dual degree student, majoring in Paper Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering with a minor in Cross-Disciplinary Leadership Studies. Matthew gained work experience in the industry with Domtar Paper at their Plymouth, NC facility and interned with International Paper in Newport, Ind. He is also a proud member of the NC State TAPPI student chapter , and serves as the chapter’s Programs Chair, handling company dinners and panels.  In addition to the Cullison Scholarship, Matthew was also ...
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Want to learn the various aspects of data governance and its key viewpoints? Look no further. The  “Data Governance as the Backbone for Data Value” webinar held on Tuesday, October 27th 2PM – 3PM EST will cover how to ensure that the data you plan to use to make enterprise-level business decisions is reliable and complete. The ability for companies to gain access to the data they want to use is reliant on technology, but the larger opportunity is around putting good data governance practices into place.   Webinar attendance is free and open to everyone, but registration is required. Reserve your space today! Meet Presenter:  Mariana Sandin ...
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Are you looking to learn strategies to achieve higher water efficiency? Register today for TAPPI's free webinar “ Paper Machine Water Efficiency” webinar held on Thursday, October 22 nd 12PM – 1PM EST. This webinar will examine water use on paper machines and its importance through optimization.  Webinar attendance is free and open to everyone, but registration is required. Reserve your space today! Learning Outcomes Upon satisfactory completion of this seminar, participants should be able to: 1) Identify the value of water 2) Conceive methods to use water more efficiently Meet Presenter:   John Neun   Registered Professional ...
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Check out our new Podcast Series: Paper360 Better Together, a monthly series brought to you by Paper360. This episode features an interview with   Matt Ellhardt, Vice President, Global Sales, Fisher International.   Mr.Ellhardt shared his thoughts on the ripple effect the pandemic is having on the paper and tissue market, its impact on away from home (AFH), at home (AH), and communications paper products and how the industry is adapting to the work from home (WFH) shift. He talks about current market uncertainties, scenario planning, driving decisions using data, and also the role of the industry as an integral part of the circular economy and sustainably ...
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Dr. Steven Keller is a Professor in the Department of Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering at Miami University specializing in measurement and characterization of structural properties and the mathematical analyses of heterogeneities. He and his team have developed new methods for mapping thickness of fibrous structures, space-scale spectral analysis of formation for streak analysis, and methods for assessments of the manufacturing processes that contribute to the final material structure. Dr. Keller has been a member of TAPPI since 1991 serving on TAPPI’s Paper Physics Committee, Process Control Committee, Coating Fundamentals Committee, and ...
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Now is a great time to take advantage of virtual learning with customizable eLearning courses. The National Network for Pulp & Paper Technology Training ( NPT2 ) comprehensive eLearning courses are designed to quickly and thoroughly train both new operators and new technical professionals. They can also fill technical gaps for experienced operators so they can better train new operators. These introductory/intermediate-level technical courses are comprehensive in content, and were designed by experienced educators who have taught this content to thousands of mill personnel in over 250 class sessions at 200+ mills and organizations.   Individuals can ...
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ATLANTA (May 6, 2020) –   A new stand-alone training resource is now available for professionals and operations personnel at all levels in the plastics film industry, including plastic film manufacturing, converting, equipment suppliers and polymer suppliers. Published by TAPPI Press,   Film Extrusion Manual, Third Edition   is the result of a three-year effort to update the 2005   Film Extrusion Manual, Second Edition.   This peer-reviewed manual is the culmination of more than 50 industry expert contributors and focuses on what is new and different in the film extrusion industry. The materials covered were selected from a combination of sources, ...
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Martin A. Hubbe  is a professor and Buckman Distinguished Scientist at North Carolina State University, teaching and conducting research related to the colloidal chemistry of cellulosic materials, with a particular focus on papermaking wet-end chemistry. He has been a member of TAPPI since 1987. He is a TAPPI Fellow and currently serves on Paper and Board Division’s Paper Additives Committee.   Marty chairs TAPPI’s “Introduction to Wet End Chemistry” short course and is the co-editor of “ Advances in Papermaking Chemistry Wet End Application Technologies ”, a book that helps engineers working within our industry to use papermaking additives more ...
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Have you heard? Kraft Recovery Boilers, 3 rd Edition is now available from TAPPI Press! This much-anticipated edition brings together the previous work and research of the past 20 years into a single, integrated, coherent portrayal of recovery boiler technology. Order your copy today!  https://www.tappi.org/krb3
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R. Duane Smith is a process manager-web handling and specialty winding at Davis-Standards, LLC, focusing on machine design and process development. Duane has been a member of TAPPI since 1977 and was named a TAPPI Fellow in 2011.   As a TAPPI member, Duane has served as Division Chair of TAPPI’s Finishing and Converting and PLACE Divisions, now the International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division, as well as chairing the division’s Winding and Awards Committees. He has also served as Conference and Technical Program Chair on several of TAPPI’s flexible packaging conferences and courses and participated as session chair for numerous ...
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Scott Rosencrance   is a Senior Manager at Kemira. He currently leads the Marketing and Technical applications organization for Pulping and Defoaming in the America’s. Scott used his broad business and technical skills as part of a senior management team to create a new state of the art R&D center for Kemira in Atlanta. The center has successfully combined fundamental research and commercial applications expertise into a best in class innovative product development facility. He has served as an adjunct assistant professor for the University of Minnesota’s Department of Bioscience Engineering, the Chemistry Advisory Board for Fairmont State University ...
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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT Barry Morris has 30 years of experience in the packaging industry, holding a variety of application development, R&D and new business development roles in DuPont's Ethylene Copolymer business. On April 1st he will become part of the new DOW company as DOW spins off from DOWDUPONT. He first became a member of TAPPI almost 30 years ago. He is the recipient of the International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division’s Technical Award and serves on the Division’s Products and Resources Team. Barry is a contributing author of several chapters in the new fifth edition of the “Extrusion Coating Manual” as well as the upcoming third ...
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Robert J. Moon has been with USDA Forest Services for 14 years as a Materials Research Engineer concentrating in Cellulose Nanomaterials and engaging the international community of Universities, Research Institutions, and the industry in advancing research, development and deployment of Cellulose Nanomaterials. He has been a TAPPI member for more than 13 years and has served on several of the Nanotechnology Division’s committees. Robert is the current Chair of the Nanotechnology Division Council and a member on the Division’s Steering Committee, Technical Program Committee, Awards Committee, Research Committee, End-users/Products/ Applications Committee, ...
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One of the coolest things about this community is seeing you make connections with one another--it's incredible to watch relationships begin, grow, and change. Our community gets bigger every day. Many of you already know one another, while others are brand-new faces. I feel like it's time that we (both new members and established ones) take a little time to introduce ourselves. Share your name: Where you're from: How long you've been a TAPPI Member: How you take your coffee: Your favorite song to dance to:    I'll kick us off: I'm Kristin, the community manager of TAPPI Connect, stationed mostly in humid Valdosta, GA and partly at TAPPI HQ in sunny ...
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We’ve all had a moment of staring at a blank Word doc feeling overwhelmed and quite honestly, hopeless. It’s writers’ block stealing your confidence.   Peter A. Snyder , National Accounts Manager at HarperLove and contributing author to numerous Corrugated publications advises us to simply “get started”. Peter is a well-established writer and professional in the Corrugated industry. He has been with HarperLove for 39 years and a member of TAPPI for more than 30 years and recipient of 2016 Corrugated Lifetime Achievement Award. Pete has submitted work in HarperLove Quarterly Bulletin, “ Corrugated Adhesives Preparation ” (TAPPI Press), Board Converting ...
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Fill out your profile – Allow other members to get to know you Join the Open Forum and your specific division community – these communities are open to all TAPPI involved experts:  https://connect.tappi.org/communities/join-divisions/divisions123998   Start a discussion post – Have a question, comment or idea? Get feedback. Upload a library resources – Upload a resource and search for information Create a TAPPI Connect blog – got an article you would like to share or are you interested in being a contributor? Connect with other members and become contacts – easily be able to connect with other industry experts Set up real time or daily digest alerts ...
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Workforce Development

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To the Committee: I thought I would post this document to start a conversation regarding encouraging more participation in this most worthwhile effort.  I invite any and all to comment on or make suggestions to improve the understanding of this committee's existence and role in TAPPI. Mill Workforce Development Committee Mission The mission of this committee is to foster a broader understanding of the workforce development issues facing most Mills in the Pulp & Paper Industry in North America and by extension the Industry as a whole. These issues include employee selection, onboarding, training, and leadership development.  Additionally, we will ...
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Corrugated box prices

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Where are we? Status of the corrugated industry with an emphasis on converter
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Calender search

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Dear all, I would first like to introduce myself. My name is Mónica López Lorenzo, and my background is chemical Engineering. I have worked in paper related subjects for over 17 years now, being my last appointment related to high end paper business development. The reason why I am approaching you is the following: to finish up one of our papers we would like using a very specific calender. Our experience is limited to only laboratory calenders and we are on a search for a 36" wide calender. It should be Steel/steel heated configuration up to 180C. Could someone tell me if such a calender exists?temperature is very important in this case. Thanks in advance for ...
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To the Committee: I thought I would post this document to start a conversation regarding encouraging more participation in this most worthwhile effort. I invite any and all to comment on or make suggestions to improve the understanding of this committee's existence and role in TAPPI. Mill Workforce Development Committee Mission The mission of this committee is to foster a broader understanding of the workforce development issues facing most Mills in the Pulp & Paper Industry in North America and by extension the Industry as a whole. These issues include employee selection, onboarding, training, and leadership development. Additionally, we will ...
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